The Organic Fertilizer Production Programme of the CSIAP is on the SLBC’s Tamil Service @ Saveagri.ORG

The Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (CSIAP) implemented under the Ministry of Agriculture has commenced a new program being aligned with the National Policy Frame Work ‘Vistas of Prosperity and Splendor’ to produce organic fertilizer in the hot spot areas of North Western, North, North Central, Eastern, Uva and Southern Provinces where the CSIAP is being implemented. This program is basically implemented by the respective Provincial Departments of Agriculture and the Inter Provincial Departments of Agriculture.

This program is planned to be launched in selected Grama Niladhari Divisions of 47 Agrarian Service Regions in Kurunegala, Puttalam, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Ampara, Monaragala and Hambantota districts. The CSIAP will provide assistance to farmers by providing basic inputs needed for making solid compost and compost tea together with necessary training required for producing organic fertilizer. The Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Project (CSIAP), which is a world bank funded project, has been implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture in eleven districts (Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Mullaitivu, Kilinochchi, Batticaloa, Ampara, Trincomalee, Monaragala and Hambantota) in the dry zone covering six Provincial Councils (North Central, North Western, Northern, Eastern, Uva and Southern). The total cost of the project is US $125 million and it improves the mitigation, adaptation and productivity of agriculture for more than 470,000 small farmers in 6 provinces. This six year long project will end in 2024.

The objective of this project is to improve climate resilience of smallholder farming communities and increase the productivity of climate smart agriculture in selected climatically vulnerable Hot Spot Areas in the selected river basins of Sri Lanka. This objective will be achieved through improved and modernized management of irrigation water, drought and flood protection systems, increased adaptation of climate-smart agricultural practices and technologies, optimized agricultural diversification, better post-crop harvest management practices, and increased linkage and access to better prices and markets.


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